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'Grenade' is one of the works by Long Beach artist Roxanne Sexauer will be on exhibit at SMC’s Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery from Sept. 2 to Oct. 11.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

SMC Exhibit "Sight Readings" From Artist Roxanne Sexauer Opens Tuesday

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:17 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is presenting “Sight Readings: A 35-Year Survey of Work by Roxanne Sexauer,” an exhibition of original works by the printmaker renowned in the contemporary printmaking community as an artist whose aesthetic of abstraction references nature. Sexauer’s work recognizes a long tradition built in the distinctive qualities and processes of hand-pulled prints.

Author Craig Horowitz with his book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy.”

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Santa Monica Author Writes Book On Ted Kennedy’s Legislature

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 8:50 am

For Santa Monica resident Craig Horowitz, his recently published book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy” is an achievement five years in the making.

In a one-night only performance at the Ford Anson Amphitheatre, Jennifer Holliday was the headliner in 'Broadway Under The Stars' and wowed the audience with her heart-thumping rendition of 'I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from 'Dreamgirls,' which she starred in 33 years ago.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

"Broadway Under The Stars" A Hit At Ford Amphitheatre

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:28 am

Being a transplanted born and bred New Yorker raised in the shadow of Broadway, I was quite excited and looking forward to “Broadway Under The Stars,” Chris Isaacson’s musical review with Jennifer Holliday headlining this first-class production which was presented at the jammed iconic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Quilt Guild To Host Fall Quilting Exhibition Starting Saturday

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, 8:40 am

A fall quilting exhibition will feature the work of the Santa Monica Quilt Guild, along with two other Los Angeles-based quilt guilds, beginning this Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Los Angeles LDS Temple Visitors’ Center in West L.A.

Rory Partin performs tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica in anticipation of his Aug. 19 release of his forthcoming fan-funded album.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Rory Partin To Perform At Typhoon In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 11:25 am

Los Angeles soulful singer Rory Partin will perform tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica at 8 pm in advance of his new album release on Tuesday.

Classic Car Night begins this Tuesday Night in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica, Food Trucks, Santa Moniac

California Heritage Museum To Host Monthly Classic Car Night Starting Tuesday

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:32 am

The California Heritage Museum will present a new monthly community event starting this Tuesday called the Ocean Park Classic Car Night.

The Museum of Flying's presentation series continues featuring the author of the biography of Californian aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica Museum

Museum Of Flying To Host “Quest For Flight” Author This Sunday

Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:22 am

“Quest for Flight” author Craig S. Harwood will provide a talk on the biography that he wrote about his great grand uncle, John J. Montgomery this Sunday, Aug. 10 beginning at 2 pm.

Annie Chernecky plays Jennifer, a 15-year-old “Lolitaesque”seductress who might be in dangerous waters with Terry(Aaron McPherson).

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Hollywood

"In A Dark Dark House" Makes Its L.A. Premiere At The Matrix Theatre

Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:08 am

Neil LaBute is a playwright who doesn’t shy away from theatrical blood letting. His play “In A Dark Dark House,” which is a guest production on stage at The Matrix, is yet another of LaBute’s fascinating, albeit painful, journeys into childhood trauma, memories of which are trapped in the subconscious or too painful to consciously revisit.

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Meet Grumpy Cat Today At Santa Monica Place

Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 9:28 am

Grumpy Cat, the feline with the famous frown, will make an appearance at Kitson at Santa Monica Place to promote her new book today, Aug. 4. The book, The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat, is the follow-up to New York Times bestseller Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book.

Critical Brass, a New Orleans band that blends Dixieland jazz, gospel funk, Afro-Latin grooves, and neo-soul hip-hop freestyles, will perform this Sunday at Jazz on the Lawn.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Free Jazz On The Lawn Series Returns Sunday At Stewart Street Park

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:02 am

The smooth sounds of jazz is set to fill the air at Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August from 5-7 pm, beginning this weekend thanks to the return of the free Jazz on the Lawn series.

Left: J.J. L'Heureux's 'Lazzaroni,'  print with knotted threads in an edition of 40. Right: Julienne Johnson's 'La Suite Jany 2013'.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica

New Exhibition Opens Tonight At FABstudio On Main Street In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 8:59 am

Tonight, Aug. 1, Los Angeles artists Julienne Johnson and J.J. L’Heureux will take part in an opening reception for a new group show titled “Five Artist Show” at FABstudio in Santa Monica. Both artists have exhibited their work around the world, but admit they are looking forward to being featured in this Main Street gallery.

'The Way You Look Tonight' is currently on stage at the Odyssey Theatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Anything To Never Leave Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:38 am

Santa Monica resident and Emmy-Award winning playwright-producer, Peter Lefcourt, is the epitome of the local who doesn’t want to leave home even to go to work.

Tongva Park will host free family events this Saturday from 10 am to noon at the children’s play area and Wednesday from 7-9 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

Enjoy Two Free Fun Tongva Park Events This Saturday, Wednesday

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:47 am

A family-friendly morning with Tongva and Chumash Native American story-telling and craft workshops will be held this Saturday morning at Tongva Park. The first season of cultural programming for Tongva Park continues Wednesday with an evening community dance with an internationally known salsa band.

History, travel, romance, and fantasy inspire debut novel by young Santa Monica author C.T. Hillin.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Author C.T. Hillin Debuts First Novel "The Imati"

Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:16 am

Santa Monica author C.T. Hillin recently finished her first paranormal romance novel “The Imati” that’s set in a world of immortals, Souljumpers, Seekers, and ancient prophecies. The book centers around a 300-year-old “Imati” (an immortal) who looks like a 17-year-old girl.

Artist Stephanie Trachtenberg is gearing up to exhibit more than three dozen art works at Upper West restaurant in Santa Monica starting Sunday.

Life And Arts, Dining, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Upper West To Host Opening Reception Sunday For New Art Exhibition

Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:22 am

For more than two years, Upper West in Santa Monica has put its restaurant walls to the best possible use, displaying paintings of different local artists for about four months at a time through a partnership with local company The Beach Vault.

Staples III 2013, 12.5” x 12.5” x 2.5.” Staples, rope, 24K gold leaf on panel $2,500.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Culver City

Exploring The Culver City Arts District

Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:10 am

When you think of art, paintings are usually the first medium that comes to mind. However, in today’s market, “art” covers a broad spectrum. Mixed media has fast become one of the leading forms of art.

Cinema on the Street has expanded this year to six free screenings on Friday nights on the Third Street Promenade starting this week.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Film

Watch Free Film "Field Of Dreams" On Third Street Promenade Tonight

Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:51 am

Cinema on the Street, Downtown Santa Monica’s free film series, kicks off this tonight, July 11 with a screening of the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams” at 8:30 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

City Shakespeare Company Presents "Romeo & Juliet" In Santa Monica Starting Friday

Posted Jul. 10, 2014, 8:40 am

The City Shakespeare Company opens the doors to its summer production of Romeo & Juliet this Friday, July 11. They kick off the run with a red carpet masquerade ball in honor of the famous ‘ancient feast’ in the story, and run through July 26.

Cinema on the Street has expanded this year to six free screenings on Friday nights on the Third Street Promenade starting this week.

Life And Arts, Downtown, Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Cinema On The Street Returns Friday To Third Street Promenade

Posted Jul. 10, 2014, 8:23 am

Santa Monica’s popular outdoor screening series Cinema on the Street returns to the corner of Third Street and Wilshire on the Third Street Promenade this Friday.

Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin of American indie pop band Cults will open the 2014 Twilight Concert Series this Thursday, July 10.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

Cults To Headline Twilight Concert Series Opener This Thursday Night

Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:08 am

One of Santa Monica’s most awaited summer night traditions returns to the Santa Monica Pier this week. Featuring a different band each Thursday night from 7-10 pm, the annual Twilight Concert Series lineup allows for concertgoers to experience a wide range of musical genres over 10 consecutive weeks starting July 10.

Cinema at the Edge founder Michelle Danner and festival creative director Brian Drillinger at the inaugural event in 2013.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film

Independent Santa Monica Film Festival Returns For Second Year This Weekend

Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:05 am

Three days of screenings, parties, and artist programs that celebrate independent filmmaking will all be part of the 2nd Annual Cinema at the Edge festival in Santa Monica this weekend.

The three Santa Monica young adult authors taking part in the panel: Holly Goldberg Sloan (from left), Ava Dellaira and Margaret Stohl.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Youth

Young Authors To Lead Panel At Santa Monica Main Library This Tuesday Evening

Posted Jul. 7, 2014, 2:11 pm

A young adult author panel titled “Books to Bond Over: YA Authors in Conversation” will take place from 7-9 pm this Tuesday, July 8 at the Santa Monica Main Library. It will include six successful young authors – three hailing from Santa Monica.

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger.

News, Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehinger Wins Prestigious Award

Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:41 am

The League of American Orchestras presented Marcelo Lehninger, Music Director of the New West Symphony and Associate Conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra, with the Helen M. Thompson Award earlier this month at its National Conference in Seattle.

Almost Holden Collection, an artistic collective, is located at 2821 Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Ocean Park, Seven Days, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Youth

Ocean Park Art Space Draws In Youth

Posted Jun. 26, 2014, 8:19 am

Imagine a space that transcends space itself, whose sole intention is to allow the creative people of Los Angeles a place to express themselves, to learn new things, and to collaborate. In Santa Monica, such a place exists.

Uplifters Kitchen co-owner Elizabeth Spaulding (above) has created a farm-to-table approach for the newly opened café.

Life And Arts, Dining, Ocean Park, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Uplifters Kitchen Elevates Casual Cafe Experience In Santa Monica

Posted Jun. 26, 2014, 8:17 am

For anyone interested in a hand-roasted cup of coffee, a fresh-out-of-the-oven scone, or a friendly place to sit in, Uplifters Kitchen has just opened up on Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica.

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